Studio Calico Poet Society Sneaks!

  Hey guys!
How about some sneaks!?
Reveal night is TOMORROW! Make sure to stop by Studio Calico tomorrow to check out the new kits that will be revealed to subscribers at NOON EST and everyone else at MIDNIGHT EST!
Some card sneaks:

And some Project Life sneaks...

See you tomorrow for the reveal! Stop by Studio Calico today to check out all of the sneaks!



Studio Calico Photos and Words

So sorry for the lack of blog presence this month!
I am very eager to start my new teaching career (6th grade, here I come!) and I've been in trainings and meetings and conferences and my classroom for the past 3 weeks. Time has flown by and I haven't checked in on my blog for awhile! We start school on Monday- wish me luck!
I wanted to stop by today to share some information about two really great classes being offered by Studio Calico! If you are a scrapbooker, you know that the most important part of what we do is the documentation! We need PHOTOS and we need WORDS. We want our creations to tell the story of our families.
Studio Calico has found a way to help us in those two very special areas!
The first is called SNAPHOT- join April Foster in shooting a photo a day in September and learn to capture all of the little details that add up to your favorite memories.
The second is called PEN & PAPER- join Laura Kurz and take your layouts to the next level by seeing how you can use words to truly make a page. From journaling prompts to interviewing your loved ones, this class will explore many different ways of looking at life to tell your story.
They've even made it super simple for you to enroll in BOTH! You can find the Photos + Words Bundle HERE!
I'm really excited for these classes- I know you will love them, too!
Check them out!
I'll be back in just a couple of days with my sneaks from the Poet Society kits! See ya then!



Studio Calico Teachers Pet Stamp + Die Set!

It's been a busy week! I've started this exciting, overwhelming new phase in my life as a 6th grade teacher and I've been been TIRED! Haha!
I wanted to stop by tonight and share some more of my Studio Calico projects from this month!
I fell in LOVE with the Teachers Pet Stamp + Die Set (for obvious reasons!) and used it a couple of times already!
This set is still available- I encourage you to check it out!
Here's what I made with this set:
I whipped up a quick thank you card to have on hand! I love slipping these into Aden and Austin's folders to give a little pick-me-up to their teachers!
On this one, I stamped the pencils directly onto this fun sheet of patterned paper and colored the pencils with Copics. Then, I stamped the banner, cut it out, and attached it with foam tape.
So fun!
This set is SO versatile, too! I pulled it out again when creating this Project Life spread!

I am in love with Martha Bonneau's Project Life style... so simple and cool and awesome. I took some inspiration from her to create this spread! Check out her Project Life page HERE and her full gallery HERE!


I used the stamps very simply to help accent my title card! Love how easy and fun it was to add these special touches!
I also used the dies to add this embellishment to the page!
Like I said, this is a very versatile set- and it was one of my favorite things in my package this month! I think you'll love it, too!
You can check it out HERE!



Studio Calico Sandlot Kits: SQUINTS!

  Hi, guys!
If you haven't checked em out yet- make sure you run over and check out the new Sandlot Kits from Studio Calico! As soon as I heard the names of the kits this month, I knew I would be in love! I am a tried and true baseball mom and I've seen Sandlot more times than probably any other movie... lol!
Today I'm sharing a card I made with the Squints Card Add-on- still available in the shop!
I LOVE the stamps in this kit! And I really put them to use this month!
I was inspired by the fabulous Vanessa Menhorn and THIS card that she made- love how she stamped her floral background! I "lifted" her card for one of my projects in my gallery this month!
(You can see her full gallery HERE)
Here's how I made my card:
1. Gather supplies.
I grabbed some white cardstock, patterned paper, Versafine Onyx Black ink, stamps (from the Squints kit!), waterbrush, Peerless Transparent Watercolor Papers, and some tape.
2. Stamp your background.
I took three different sizes of the rose bud stamps and stamped them randomly to cover the card front.
3. Paint.
I chose three colors and watercolored over the stamped images.
4. Finishing touches.
I splattered some black paint, added a sentiment, and adhered the stamped sheet to a card base!
Thanks so much for the inspiration, Vanessa!
Thanks for stopping by! Check out the SANDLOT KITS before they're sold out- they're really great!



Studio Calico Sandlot Sneaks!

  I'm SO excited for reveal at Studio Calico this month! The SANDLOT kits are just amazing!
Here are a couple of sneaks from me....
 I'll see ya tomorrow for the reveal! So many fun things this month!



Studio Calico BRIGHTON PIER!

  It's here!
I've had so much fun playing with pieces of this collection in the latest Studio Calico kits! So excited that it's available in the Studio Calico shop!
Picture 1 of Brighton Pier Script Transparency
I LOVE this Script Transparency 12x12 sheet- it's so dreamy....
Picture 1 of Stamp Set: Live Your Dream
And this Stamp Set: Live Your Dream is just SO stinkin' cute....
Picture 1 of Brighton Pier 6x6 Paper Pad
You can't beat this beautiful 6x6 Paper Pad! Perfect for cards and Project Life! Beautiful patterns!
Run over and check it out before it's all gone! It seems to be selling out fast!
Brighton Pier Collection



Studio Calico Pinball Card Kit Projects!

Sorry it's been so quiet around here! Summer is taking over! We had a great trip up to Delaware to visit with family and now we're home and getting back into the swing of things.
And now that I'm home, I'd LOVE to share some of the cards I made for the latest Studio Calico release! I was amazed to see that the Pinball Card Add-on is still available for purchase! I would buy this kit for the stamps alone- they're absolutely beautiful! Check it out!

These awesome stamps were created by OneCanoeTwo for Studio Calico- and they're absolutely perfect... not kidding. Gorgeous sentiments, great floral images that are great for building, love it all...
Here are a couple projects I created with this kit-
Again.... I LOVE these stamps.... sigh...
I started by stamping my sentiment with Yes Peas Color Theory Ink from Studio Calico. I masked the sentiment by stamping it on a sheet of scrap paper, cutting it out, and laying it over my card sentiment. Then, I stamped the floral images I wanted, building the images with the different stem and flower components. SO fun.
Then, I pulled out my Peerless Transparent Watercolors and painted the flowers a bit. To make the flowers really pop off the page, I outlined the images with a T1 Copic marker.
Love how it turned out....
I used the beautiful Penny Arcade Cut Files by Kim Stewart on this one! I cut them with my Cameo using white cardstock and backed each leaf with the awesome honey tan paper from the paper pad that comes in the kit. I contrasted that with the beautiful blue polka dot paper. And how awesome is that sentiment- great, bold sentiment to really make an impact on a card!

Here are the cut files- only available until the end of the month!:
Thanks for stopping by!
You should totally go check out the Pinball Card Kit before it's gone!
It's a beautiful kit!